Tarryn Gill is a Boorloo (Perth, Western Australia) based multidisciplinary artist who works across sculpture, photography, video, drawing, theatre set and costume design and performance.

Through her solo and collaborative practices, she has exhibited works and undertaken residency projects across Australia, in Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Psychoanalytic ideas have long played a role in Gill’s work and she is interested in art making as a way to connect the conscious and unconscious, the personal and collective, the contemporary and ancient. Her aesthetics, materials & processes have always been theatrically inspired, from a background in dance/calisthenics from ages 5-25. She draws on these influences in her work as a way to assert the feminine, the personal & the intuitive.

Tarryn is represented by
︎ Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert

︎ tarryn@tarryngill.com

Collaborative works:
︎ Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont
︎ Hold Your Horses: Theo Costantino, Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont

CURRICULUM VITAE
Born: Boorloo (Perth, Western Australia) 1981

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
2001
Bachelor of Arts (Art) Curtin University, Western Australia
2008
Graduate Diploma of Education, ECU, Western Australia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021
︎ Dream State, Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney, Australia
2019
︎ Tarryn Gill: Guardians, Art Gallery of South Australia
2018
︎ Belly of the Beast, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2017
︎ Dearly Beloved, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
2014
︎ You'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead, MOANA Project Space, Perth, Australia
2013
︎ Berlin Ring Cycle, Australian Embassy, Berlin, Germany (with Hold Your Horses)
︎ Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont: Ever Higher, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2012
︎ The Great Northern, XYZ Collective, Tokyo, Japan
2011
︎ STADIUM, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ The Soloists (a case study), Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, Australia (with Hold Your Horses)
2008
︎ From the Heart of Gold Projects at Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS/FESTIVALS
2022
︎ The Sunset Lounge, Perth Festival, Perth, Australia
︎ Five years of collecting, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
︎ animālis, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, Australia
2021
︎ The View From Here, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
︎ UNHEIMLICH, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia, (theatre collaboration with Katt Osborne)
︎ Winner of 15 Artists Acquisitive Art Prize, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Moreton Bay Regional Galleries & Museums, Queensland, Australia
︎ Dark Side, Gallery 25 & There Is Gallery, Perth, Australia
︎ Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Australia
︎ Gotham Gets Pickled, Holmes a Court Gallery, Perth, Australia
︎ Hundreds & Thousands, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Australia
2020
︎ Bodywork, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, Australia
︎ The Centre, MONA FOMA, Launceston, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Conversations & Collaborations, Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney, Australia
2019
︎ Ramsay Art Prize, Art Gallery of South Australia
︎ In Therapy, Cool Change Contemporary, Perth, Australia
︎ Pleasure, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
︎ RITUAL, There Is Studio, Perth, Australia
2018
︎ Meditation on a Bone: Albert Tucker Beyond the Modern, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Victoria, Australia
︎ Garden of Skin, Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK
︎ Odile, Heritage Hill Museum, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
︎ Play On: The Art of Sport, NETS Victoria National Touring Exhibition, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Contesting Space 1: Women in Sport, John Curtin Gallery, Perth, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2017
︎ Red Green Blue: A History of Australian Video Art, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Portent John Curtin Gallery, Perth, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2016
︎ The 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object, Samstag Museum, Australia
︎ Spring 1883, Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia
︎ Bedazzle, FORM residencies and exhibition, Perth, Australia
︎ The Bankwest Art Prize, Bank West, Perth, Australia
2015
︎ John Stringer Prize, Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth, Australia
︎ An Internal Difficulty, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth International Arts Festival, Australia
︎ PICA Salon: Epic Narratives, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia
︎ New Passports, New Photography Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Mate, Paper Mountain, Perth Fringe Festival, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2014
︎ Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2013
︎ A Shaded View On Fashion Film Festival 6, touring film festival: Centre Pompidou, Paris; MoMA, Antwerp; Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal; IDOL, Tokyo
︎ After Prima. Post Vera, Australia Council, Sydney, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Ikono On Air Festival, television and online festival showing in over 30 countries (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Summer Calling '13, Galleria 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Onside, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2012
︎ Wagner 2.013, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany (with Hold Your Horses)
︎ Sexes, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Propaganda?, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Video Artist, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Lightness and Gravity: Contemporary Works from the Collection, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Hijacked 3, QUAD Gallery and The Silk Mill, Derby, United Kingdom (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Daylight Savings, The Banff Centre, Calgary, Canada
2011
︎ remix: WA contemporary art, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ F/A1- Wrong Weather Gallery, Porto, Portugal (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ A Shaded View On Fashion Film Festival 4, Touring film festival: Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tabloid Gallery, Tokyo; Art Basel, Miami (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Angel Hair: Contemporary Western Australian Art from the Kerry Stokes Collection, The Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2010
︎ 17th Biennale of Sydney, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ The Garden of Forking Paths, Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Basil Sellers Art Prize, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Melbourne Art Fair with Goddard de Fiddes, Melbourne, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2009
︎ Heart of Gold (original work of musical theatre), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia (with Hold Your Horses)
︎ Summer, Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Yellow Vest Syndrome, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2008
︎ Contemporary Australian Art: Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Linden 1968, Linden Contemporary Arts Space, St. Kilda, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2007
︎ Girl Parade, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Oomph, Canberra Contemporary Arts Space, Canberra, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Economy, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2006
︎ De-Function, the Moores Building, Fremantle, Fremantle, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Crossfire, dance festival as part of Artrage Festival, design of set, costumes, choreography and production of intermission performance, Perth, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2005
︎ Flux2, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2004
︎ Coalesce micro festival, The Breadbox Gallery, Perth, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2003
︎ Putting on an Act ’03, with Nic Reid, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2002
︎ Screen, as part of BEAP (Biennial of Electronic Art Perth), Perth, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)

AWARDS AND PRIZES
2021
︎ Winner of 15 Artists Acquisitive Prize, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
︎ Bendat Family Foundation Grant Recipient for Sculpture By The Sea, Perth, Australia
2019
︎ Finalist in the Ramsay Art Prize, Art Gallery of South Australia
2016
︎ Winner of the $30,000 Acquisitive Bankwest Art Prize
2010
︎ Winners of the Basil Sellers Art Prize Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2007
︎ Winners of the City of Perth Art Award, Perth, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Finalists in the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery, VIC, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)

RESIDENCIES
2019
︎ Kedewatan Residency Program, Ubud, Indonesia
2016
︎ Bedazzle project research residency, FORM, Kalgoorlie, Goldfields, Western Australia
2015
︎ International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York
︎ Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and Royal Pavilion / UK
︎ Bedazzle project research residency, FORM, Marble Bar, Pilbara, Western Australia
2013
︎ The Freud Museum, London
2012
︎ The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada
︎ Australia Council Tokyo Studio Residency, Japan
2011
︎ Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, Australia (with Hold Your Horses)
2010
︎ Residencias Del Sur, Buenos Aires, Argentina (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
︎ Performance Space, Sydney, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)
2006
︎ Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Studio Residency, Perth, Australia (with Pilar Mata Dupont)

COLLECTIONS
Artbank
Art Gallery of South Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art
Stadiums Queensland
Bankwest Art Collection
City of Perth
Kerry Stokes Collection
Murdoch University Art Collection
Wesfarmer Arts
Caboolture Regional Art Gallery
Curtin University Art Collection
Numerous private collections

THEATRE
2021
︎ Co-creator with Katt Osborne, Mask/Puppet/Sculptures for UNHEIMLICH, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia
2018
︎ Costume Designer for HIR by Taylor Mac, Black Swan State Theatre, Perth
︎ Body Sculpture Artist for Stay With Us, The Last Great Hunt, Perth
2015
︎ Set and Costume Designer for re-mount of The Last Great Hunt's production of Elephents, Perth Fringe Festival
︎ Team swimsuit designer for the PICAnauts Rottnest Swim Fundraiser, Perth
2014
︎ Set and Costume Designer for The Last Great Hunt's production of Elephents, Blue Room Theatre, Perth
2013
︎ Designer for The Last Great Hunt's development of The Hero's Journey, Perth
︎ Designer and Assistant Director for Hydra Poesis production Prompter, Artspace Meat Market, Melbourne
︎ Designer for Weeping Spoon's interactive theatre development Pollyanna, Perth
︎ Choreographer for Mount Lawley SHS productions of A Mid Summer Night's Dream and Antigone, Perth
︎ Choreographer for Wet Weather Ensemble production Bird Boy, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.
2011
︎ Set Designer and Choreographer for Wet Weather Ensemble production Adam and Eve, Blue Room Theatre, Perth.
2009
︎ Co-producer, Costume Designer and Choreographer for original music theatre production Heart of Gold (with Hold Your Horses), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.